Suicide: Subway 13469
Birth data for this boy came originally from a data collection done by members of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (see footnote 1, below). Date and time of birth were verified through the birth certificate. Sometimes the collection also contained date and method, and occasionally time, of suicide. If I remember correctly, the data was collected for suicides during one or two years in New York City and environs. Numbers were used to keep individuals’ identity confidential.
This young boy was identified as “Suicide: Subway 13469” by Astrodatabank. “13469” is the “name” I will use for him here.
On June 3, 1969 he threw himself in front of a subway. At the time, he was nine years 8 months old.
Don’t you wonder what could make a boy--just a kid!!--kill himself? He, at least, believed life was no longer worth living. Worth living? Apparently he could not bear to live any longer. Compared to a boy's mass a moving subway’s is gargantuan. What could be that bad for a nine year old?
We can get some idea of what he was thinking when he died. We can look at his charts to see what they indicate. I start with salient features from his 7th chart. It is the chart of our relations with others and the main chart of this system:
Let’s see if this suggestion of early sexual molestation is augmented or activated for 13469’s death.
A reminder: a “p” before the identification of the planet indicates the planet is progressed. So, pb7 mars stands for progressed harmonic mars from the chart of the 7th house. If there is no “p” before it, then it occurs in the original chart before progressions.
|Set (2)||pC Asc||5 Aries 46|
|pb mars||6 Libra 23||ruler of B Asc|
|b7 saturn||6 Libra 42||in b 11th /c 7th houses|
|pc moon||6 Capricorn 29||ruler of c 5th house|
In Set (2) we see the two malefics mars and saturn in the same set and influencing two Angles, 5th, 7th, and 11th houses. Mars and saturn fall in 11th/7th houses. All of this suggests the possibility of a difficult (mars/saturn) sexual (5th house) experience, possibly a group (11th) encounter.
|Set (3)||pb7 mars||27 Pisces 31||Asc ruler, co-ruler (10 of 25°) b 5th houses. In 5th/1st houses.|
|pc7 saturn||27 Virgo 14||ruler of c 11th house|
|pc7 moon||28 Gemini 22||ruler of c 5th house|
In Set (3) we once again see a painful (mars/saturn) sexual (5th and 5th/1st) encounter also implying a group (11th) experience. Mars’ rulership of B Asc gives this light/mars/saturn set its Angular influence. Progressing harmonic moon in the 7th chart moves approximately 9° degrees per month, or about 3° every ten days. The moons position of about 1° past the opposition to mars and saturn suggest an incident which occurred about three days before he killed himself.
|Set (4)||pb7 moon||14 Pisces 41||ruler of b 9th house|
|pc7 sun||14 Pisces 34||ruler of c 6th house|
|pc7 mars||14 Pisces 59||co-ruler (20 of 25°) of c 8th house|
Rulers are not so significant in this set except perhaps mars’ influence over the 8th house. It could represent weakness in close emotional relationships (8th). The conjunction of sun/mars in Pisces falls in 4th/12th houses. They can also be seen as on the cusp of b 5th house, influencing it. The 12th house is instrumental in showing unforeseen (or undefended) aggression towards us. Lighted mars, as shown here, is what I look for. In Pisces (natural sign of the 12th house) it increases indications he experienced malevolent aggression.
As always, I have shown only the more powerful progressions. 13469 also has a moon/mercury/saturn set with influence to the 11th house.
So far, we have seen powerful indications this young man killed himself because he was either raped individually or by a gang, likely the latter. His brother may also have been part of the “gang.” Why his brother? Returning to his 7th chart, his b7 South Node at 28 Capricorn 28 is conjunct b7 mars at 29 Capricorn 08. B7 mars rules B Asc and co-rules (10 of 25°) b 5th house, so a this set is lighted and forefront, indicating something about sexuality (5th) shows up early in his life (Asc). The set falls in 3rd/11th houses, with the 3rd representing siblings and the 11th, groups. By itself, without influence to 5th and 11th houses, the set shows a difficult (mars, a malefic, conjunct SN, habitual or from past lives) relationship, likely with a sibling (3rd house). It could just be aggression (mars) in the neighborhood (3rd house). Power and control (mars in Capricorn) are used against (SN) 13469.
There are other charts we should check for confirmation or refutation of rape as the reason 13469 committed suicide. For sexual experiences, we should check the 5th chart. Since we suspect he had a devastating exerience, we will also look at conditions in his 12th chart. The 12th often contains information about some of our more painful experiences, including murder. First, the 5th chart.
Set (1) shows b5 mars at 29 Pisces 19 in b5th/c1st houses. But it is not lighted. But his 5th harmonic chart has produced a mars in Pisces in a 5th house. When progressing lights hit it, or particularly if it falls on the Angle of another individual, it provides 13469 with the misadventures of mars in Pisces. That is, times when he experiences feeling helpless, making him a victim. It represents an inability to decide, or being overpowered, or perhaps both. Mars, the planet of action, in Pisces, the sign naturally associated with the 12th house of "bondage", shows initiative in chains. I wrote about the problems represented by lighted, forefront mars in Pisces in the papers about Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber), Charles Joseph Whitman (U of Texas tower massacre) and Eric Harris (Columbine H.S. shootings). Elvis Presley also had mars in Pisces lighted in his 1st chart, the chart showing his drug addiction and death. Here are links to those papers: Paper on the Unabomber , Paper on Charles Whitman , Appendix paper on Elvis Presley, Paper on Eric Harris' Astrology
Set (2) shows c5 mars conjunct b5 SN in earlier Pisces. It is lighted by the SN and by c5 sun at 10 Virgo 16. It is made Angular through its square to C MC at 11 Sagittarius 35. None of these rule a 5th house. Set (2) is not in a 5th house. It is in the 4th/12th, suggesting hidden (12th) aggression (mars) at the end of life (4th) and since this is the harmonic chart for the 5th house, this set has some chance of working out through 5th house subjects, e.g., sexuality. However, so far we have not seen much indication this chart confirms the suspected event. Progressions show two sets that do:
|Set (3)||pC MC||22 Sagittarius 12|
|b5 neptune||22 Gemini 56||ruler of b 5th house|
Set (3) tells us of a possible sexual event because an Angle has progressed to a 5th house ruler, bringing 5th house matters forefront.
|Set (4)||pc5 mars||24 Pisces 59|
|c SN||24 Pisces 14|
|pc sun||24 Sagittarius 57|
Set (4) shows some influence to c 8th house, but its more telling influence is that it falls in b 5th/1st houses and is doubly lighted. Since he already has the Angular influence through Set (1), the two sets together show Angle/light/mars influence to 5th houses, this one by timing for the event.
So, 13469's 5th chart confirms that around the time he killed himself this boy was being sexually assaulted. It may have happened more than once. I do not know the astrology which shows number of occurences. Something so malevolent occurring so early in life might well show up in 13469’s 12th chart. What do we find there?
He has a set (shown below) which includes sun/mars/mars/venus/jupiter. It influences an 8th and 4th house and an Angle. Lighted venus/mars in or influencing an 8th house is one of the conditions seen when someone is sexually tortured. It apparently represents aggression (mars) toward the more gentle and loving venus. More on this below. On the other hand, venus and jupiter in the set suggest a high (venus/jupiter) that can be experienced from intense (sun) sexuality (venus/mars) and aggression (mars). I am not sure, however, such a high can occur in a boy of nine. Sun/venus/mars as a conjunction was in the 1st house of a young boy who was abducted and murdered. Perhaps in these cases the sun in the set represents an older (sun) individual who experiences pleasure (venus) through aggression (mars).
Let’s look at progressions for this 12th chart for his date of death.
|Set (2)||pB MC||23 Leo 13|
|c12 neptune||23 Leo 10||ruler of b 5th house|
As happened in his 7th chart, this progression shows an Angle progressed to ruler of the 5th house. It brings 5th house (sex and children) matters forefront.
Below is the sun/venus/mars set I recently referred to.
|Set (3)||c mars||23 Aries 06||co-ruler (20 of 25°) of c 8th house|
|b12 venus||23 Aries 17||ruler of b 7th and 12th houses|
|c12 jupiter||24 Aries 00||ruler of C MC in b 11th house|
|c12 mars||23 Leo 10||co-ruler (20 of 25°) of c 8th house|
|b uranus||23 Leo 10||ruler of b 4th house|
|progressed b12 sun||24 Aries 28||ruler of B MC|
|Set (4)||return venus||16 Pisces 12R|
|return harmonic mars||14 Pisces 05|
|return harmonic NN||16 Pisces 16|
|progressed c12 pluto||16 Pisces 45R|
|C Asc in b 5th||16 Pisces 42|
|Set (3)||c moon||9 Sagittarius 22||ruler of c 7th house|
|b neptune||9 Sagittarius 25||ruler of B MC|
|c7 saturn||9 Pisces 08||ruler of C Asc in b 7th house|
|b7 venus||5 Gemini 10||ruler of b 11th , co-ruler (30 of 37°) b 4th houses|
|b saturn||6 Gemini 25D||ruler of b 7th house|
|c pluto||8 Gemini 07|